Sports

A new bridge at the ninth hole of the Carman golf course is just one of many new improvements to the facility. (SUPPLIED PHOTO)

Carman golf course benefits from upgrades

The Carman Golf and Curling Club is looking as good as new these days with the help of many financial donors to the renovations project over the last year. Work on the club began last May 2016 and finished this July 2017.

The Winkler Barracudas hosted the second last swim meet of the season at the Winkler Aquatic Centre July 30. (GREG VANDERMEULEN/Winkler Times)

Barracudas host home swim meet

The Winkler Barracudas hosted the second last swim meet of the season at the Winkler Aquatic Centre July 30. 110 swimmers registered for the event with nearly the entire Barracuda squad (36 swimmers) competing. 88 of the Barracuda’s 175 entries resulted in top three finishes.

Carman’s Mason Metcalf is preparing for one of the world’s premier sports competitions. (SUPPLIED PHOTO)

From small-town sports to big-world stage

Carman’s own Mason Metcalf will be jumping on a plane along with the rest of Team Canada heading for Taipei City, Taiwan, to compete in the FISU Summer Universiade for volleyball next month.

The Winkler Barracudas compete in Neepawa, July 23. (SUBMITTED PHOTO)

Barracudas make a splash in Neepawa

The Barracudas enjoyed beautiful weather in Neepawa on Sunday, June 23 for their third swim meet of the season. The team once again had a successful outing with over 20 swimmers making the trip. Combined they earned 53 finishes in the top three. Finn Soltis, Jace Zacharias, Libby Penner, and Flora Penner all earned top 3 finishes.

Brad Wall Memorial Race at the ALH Motor Speedway

Memorial race celebrates Brad Wall

By Joel NickelRacers and fans met at the ALH Motor Speedway near Morden on July 23 to celebrate the life of Brad Wall at the first annual Brad Wall Memorial Race.Brad was 19 year old with a huge passion for racing. Friends said Brad could trace back his love of racing all the way back to when his father, James, began racing in 2005. In 2010, Brad’s

The Winkler Barracudas competed in Manitou on July 16. (SUPPLIED PHOTO)

Barracudas place well

Winkler swimmers performed well at their second meet of the season July 16. The Winkler Barracudas traveled to Manitou for the event. Over 30 local swimmers made the trip with many placing in the top five in their races.

2017 Esso Cup Chair Clare Agnew. (JOEL NICKEL/Morden Times)

Esso Cup a financial success

Final financial numbers for the 2017 Esso Cup show the event was a massive success. In a press release issued July 21, the host committee reported a profit of $57,000, all of which will flow into the community. The committee had budgeted to break even before a single ticket was sold.

Erin Doherty of Morden is one of three graduating players of the Pembina Valley Female Hawks AAA team to earn an Esso Cup 2017 Legacy Scholarship.

Esso Cup scholarships presented

The success of the 2017 Esso Cup in Morden continues to benefit local hockey players today. Scholarship Committee Chair Darcie Reimer announced the presentation of three Esso Cup 2017 Legacy Fund scholarships to local female hockey players as they pursue their careers.

Brian Burke addresses the media Monday at the Saddledome. Photo by Stuart Dryden/Calgary Sun

Burke: No arena threats, 'we'll just leave'

In what has been the bluntest talk yet about the future of the Calgary Flames, president of operations Brian Burke said the much-loved NHL team will leave the city if they don't get the new arena they've been seeking.

A Manitou pitcher was named the Tire Recycle Rural High School Athlete of the Week. Mackenzie Hutchinson of the Nellie McClung Collegiate Fastpitch team was given the honour after leading her team to the Zone 6 fastpitch championship and a berth at the provincials by pitching back to back complete games. (SUPPLIED PHOTO)

Athlete leads team to zone title

A Manitou pitcher was named the Tire Recycle Rural High School Athlete of the Week. Mackenzie Hutchinson of the Nellie McClung Collegiate Fastpitch team was given the honour after leading her team to the Zone 6 fastpitch championship and a berth at the provincials by pitching back to back complete games.

Kyle Dyck and Tristan Peters made the final cuts for Team Manitoba. Above, the two won bronze medals at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Park in Orlando, Florida while members of Team Manitoba White (when there was still two teams of players competing for the final roster.

Winkler talent on Team MB

Two Winkler athletes are among the 20-man roster named to Team Manitoba, preparing for the Canada Summer Games in Winnipeg.Kyle Dyck and Tristan Peters were named to the team that includes players from Brandon, Inglis, Winnipeg, Landmark, La Salle, Boissevain, Portage, Strathclair, Winkler, Pipestone, and East St. Paul.